We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all communities that we serve. The Met’s diversity ambition is to create a workforce that looks and feels like London. We will police better and have better trust and engagement with the public if we reflect the communities we serve. Applications from across the community are therefore essential. We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority groups and females.
As a Disability Confident employer, the Met has committed to making disability equality part of our everyday practice. We are committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse and representative workforce at all levels and ensuring that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.
The organisation is committed to providing additional support and adjustments where appropriate to enable people with disabilities to feel more inclusive and have greater accessibility and equality of opportunity at work.
If you consider yourself to have access, workplace or reasonable adjustment requirements that need to be accommodated, we ask that you include this information within your application form. Professional advice (medical or otherwise) related to a request for access and adjustment needs will be sought in most cases. All matters will be treated in strict confidence and will not affect any recruitment decisions.
Should you indicate that you wish for us to consider a reasonable adjustment or access request, we will work with you and your line manager, where necessary, in conjunction with a medical, specialist, or professional advisor. This is to develop suitable adjustments where appropriate, and to enable equality of opportunity for success in the assessment process.
Please note, if you are applying for a police officer role or to become a police community support officer (PCSO) or designated detention officer (DDO), there is a minimum requirement that you must pass a job-related fitness test (JRFT). The core rationale for the JRFT is to ensure that prospective police officers have a minimum level of fitness to be able to undertake Public Safety Training (PST) training. Find out more about police fitness standards.